John Wayne partners up with classic cowboys in Savannah this weekend

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Three classic Westerns will be screened June 29 and 30 at the Lucas Theatre.

“True Grit” — the original 1969 version starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn — will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday.

Based on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel “True Grit,” the film was adapted by Marguerite Roberts and directed by Henry Hathaway. Wayne won his only Academy Award for his performance in the film, which also stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.

As an added attraction, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will bring its horses down to the front of the Lucas on June 29. And all day on June 30, Skillets and Spurs will be set up outside the theater.

Tickets are $8 for each screening, or a pass for all three is available for $15. Passes must be purchased by June 29.

For info, call 912-525-5050 or visit

Via Savannah Morning News

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